As used in this act, the following words and terms shall have the meanings ascribed
to them in this section, unless the context shall indicate another or different meaning
(a) “Natural and scientific area” means an area of land or water in public or private
ownership which either retains to some degree its primeval character, though it need
not be completely natural and undisturbed, or has natural flora, fauna, ecological,
geological, historical or archeological features of scientific or educational interest.
(b) “Natural and scientific preserve” means a natural or scientific area which is
formally dedicated under the provisions of this act to be maintained as nearly as
possible in its natural condition and to be used in a manner and under limitations
consistent with its continued preservation, without impairment, disturbance, or artificial
development except that deemed necessary for scientific research, education, or public
interpretation of the area.
(c) “Board” means the natural and scientific areas advisory board created by K.S.A. 74-6614.
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